How 'unfit and overweight' Parineeti Chopra lost kilos

  • Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jun 12, 2015 11:21 IST

Parineeti Chopra has been keeping a low profile since the release of her last film, Kill Dil (2014). But when she made an appearance at a recent awards show in Malaysia, a distinct change in her look was visible. The actor has shed a few kilos, and looked radiant in her slimmer avatar.

Admitting that she realised she was unfit, and felt the need to change that, Parineeti says, "For the last few months, I have been working on myself. I have lost a lot of weight, and I am much fitter now." She adds, "I was so busy last year that I didn’t get the time to work on myself. I neglected my heath, but now, I make sure I take care of it."

The actor has, in fact, taken to martial arts to stay fit. "I’m doing a form of Kerala martial arts called Kalaripayattu. I do it every day for an hour. It has made me more flexible, stronger, and has also helped build my stamina. I don’t like going through the regular gym routine to lose weight. It really bores me," says Parineeti, who now also follows a strict diet.

"Initially, all my meals used to be cheat meals. Everything I ate was wrong. But now, I have created a balance," she adds.

The 26-year-old also explains that while she always felt the need to focus on her fitness, her hectic schedule didn’t leave her with a lot of time.

"I guess I couldn’t multi-task. I was working day in and day out, and not taking care of my health. I not only looked unhealthy, but also felt it. I wanted to feel energetic, but I was just constantly tired. So, I decided to change that. We always aim to get thin. But that’s not enough. We should feel fit from the inside. I was unfit and overweight. Now as I am losing weight and getting fitter, I should soon be where I want to be,” says the young actor.

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